City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 350.010 Right-Of-Way in Crosswalks.

[R.O. 2007 §350.010; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-1), 11-16-1973]
When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

Section 350.020 Vehicle Not To Pass Other Vehicle Stopped To Permit Pedestrians To Cross Roadway.

[R.O. 2007 §350.020; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-2), 11-16-1973]
Whenever any vehicle has been stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any intersection or permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, it shall be unlawful for the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear to overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

Section 350.030 Crossing At Other Than Crosswalks.

[R.O. 2007 §350.030; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-3), 11-16-1973]
No pedestrian shall cross the roadway within a business district at any place other than a crosswalk. Outside the business districts, any pedestrian crossing at a point other than a crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to motor vehicles upon the roadway; provided, that this Section shall not relieve the driver of a motor vehicle from the duty to exercise the highest degree of care under circumstances for the safety of pedestrians.

Section 350.040 Rights and Duties At Controlled Intersections.

[R.O. 2007 §350.040; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-4), 11-16-1973]
At intersections where traffic is controlled, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway against a red signal and shall not cross at any place except a crosswalk. A pedestrian crossing or starting across any such crosswalk on a green signal shall have the right-of-way over all vehicles, including those making turns, until such pedestrian has reached the opposite curb or safety zone.

Section 350.050 Crossing Roadway At Right Angles.

[R.O. 2007 §350.050; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-5), 11-16-1973]
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb, except in a crosswalk.

Section 350.060 Walking Along Roadway.

[R.O. 2007 §350.060; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-6), 11-16-1973]
Where sidewalks are provided, no person shall walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

Section 350.070 Soliciting Rides.

[R.O. 2007 §350.070; Ord. No. 486 §11(p-7), 11-16-1973]
No person shall be in or near a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of a private vehicle.